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Word: poseur

Definition: person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose


Sentences Containing 'poseur'

Most of black metal's "first wave" bands only used Satanism for shock value; one of the few exceptions is Mercyful Fate singer King Diamond, who follows LaVeyan Satanism and whom Michael Moynihan calls "one of the only performers of the '80s Satanic Metal who was more than just a poseur using a devilish image for shock value".

More Vocab Words

::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
::: culprit - one guilty of a crime
::: paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
::: fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
::: decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: duration - length of time something lasts
::: fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
::: unique - without an equal; single in kind